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Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety
IBM Australia: Abraham is one of IBM's trusted legal advisers and has advised IBM on a wide range of litigious and non-litigious employment law matters for a number of years.
Infosys Technologies Limited: Infosys' trusted legal adviser on all aspects of Australian employment law, including its defence of an unfair dismissal application considering international redeployment issues.
InfoTrack: Successfully defended a restraint of trade injunction against one of InfoTrack's main competitors in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
IBS Software Group: Advised and represented IBS in relation to an unfair dismissal claim made by an employee which was successfully struck out on jurisdictional grounds.
Monash IVF: Abraham provides day-to-day employment law advice and represented Monash IVF in a complex litigation that dealt with governing law terms and restraint of trade issues.
Westpac: Abraham has provided the Bank with advice regarding the enforcement of post-employment restraints and other employment law issues.
Jaguar Land Rover: Advised on all employment related matters for Jaguar, including drafting employment contracts and policies, termination/redundancy issues and strategies.
Astra-Zeneca and Brystol Myers-Squibb: Advised on potential redundancy and industrial relations risks arising from a transfer of employees between the diabetes businesses of Astra-Zeneca and Brystol Myers-Squibb. A multi-jurisdiction transaction, this matter required the implementation of a global transfer of business agreement in a local context.
iinet: Advised and assisted iinet on introducing enterprise agreements for sections of its workforce.
NSW Rural Fire Service: Provide ongoing and employment and industrial relations advice. For example, Abraham undertook a comprehensive investigation into alleged bullying by a volunteer. The volunteer was appropriately sanctioned and no further bullying occurred. The client was able to avoid any costly litigation.
NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation: Advised the Department on transfer of employment and redundancy issues.
Work, health and safety
REST Industry Super: Advised on REST Super's WHS management system and policies.
Tourism Australia: Assisted Tourism Australia with drafting a WHS framework, undertook a review of contract and provided advice on due diligence issues.
Sydney Water: Acted for Sydney Water in a work health and safety prosecution.
Diversity and discrimination
Abraham also has extensive experience in providing advice on all aspects of discrimination and equal opportunity law. Particularly, his matters include:
- Providing strategic advice in drafting discrimination and equal opportunity policies.
- Representing both companies and individuals in discrimination cases, and appearing before the Anti-Discrimination Board and the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.
- Acting for a number of companies defending harassment and bullying claims.
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